Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, the team announced Saturday night.
Acuña was carted off the field during Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins after jumping for a fly ball at the warning track.
The ball hit by Jazz Chisholm went off the glove of a leaping Acuña in right field, who landed awkwardly on his right leg and immediately fell to the ground, unable to get back up as it went for an inside-the-park home run.
Acuña tried to walk off under his own power but only was able to take a few steps led by the Braves’ medical staffers, ultimately needing a cart to exit the field.
The Braves said Acuña will undergo season-ending surgery after an MRI revealed a “complete” tear of his right ACL.
Acuña ends the year with 24 home runs, 52 RBI and 17 steals with a .990 OPS in 82 games for the Braves, who entered Saturday in second place in the NL East. He was voted to start in Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in Denver.